I don't really get people whoare nuts about coffee, but I will admit that there's a definite appeal to this over-the-top coffee maker by Tom Metcalfe. It's absolutely beautiful.

I mean, look at it! It's like a work of art that happens to make great coffee. And it has a couple of Bunsen-Burneresque flames on there to heat the beans, which is just awesome. Here's how to use it:

Take 50 green beans. Roast for 7 minutes for a medium roast, 9 minutes for a dark roast. Cool beans. Whilst grinding the cooled beans heat the water until air bubbles begin to pop. Place ground beans into water. Stir and brew for 4 minutes. Then pour and enjoy a cup of fresh perfect coffee.

I certainly wouldn't have the patience to use this thing to make coffee, but hey, more power to you if you do.

[Tom Metcalfe via Yanko Design]